4 private hospitals turned into Omicron dedicated centres in Delhi
After ten new Omicron cases were reported in Delhi on Friday, the city government has given order to convert four private hospitals as dedicated centres.
“Delhi Govt converts 4 pvt hospitals – Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Max (Saket), Fortis (Vasant Kunj) & Batra Hospital (Tughlakabad) – as Omicron dedicated centres. A total of 5 hospitals in Delhi, including LNJP hospital, will now provide the treatment for the variant,” tweeted ANI.
These four private hospitals, dedicated centres, will now treat the highly contagious Omicron variant of coronavirus which was detected last month in South Africa.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday, “Ten new cases of Omicron variant have been reported in Delhi, taking the total number of cases of the strain here to 20. Of the 20 patients, 10 have been discharged.”
So far, most patients of the new variant have shown mild symptoms and have been discharged within a few days, he said.
Since its arrival in India, Omicron is said to be “spreading rapidly” with 11 States reporting altogether 101 cases. Following the development, the Health Ministry has asked people to avoid non-essential travel and stay away from large crowds and gatherings.
ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava said: “This is the time to avoid non-essential travel, mass gatherings and it is very important to observe low-intensity festivities.”
Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said: “There is no evidence to suggest that vaccines are not effective against Omicron variant of coronavirus.”